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  • Locations: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: JWU applicants only
  • Financial Info: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Apartment Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Class/Credit Status: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Program Model: Affiliate Provider
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Make the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City – still known to many as Saigon – your home this summer. Study in English at a contemporary university with Vietnamese classmates and international faculty. Your three weeks in Southeast Asia will expose you to the country’s history, vibrant food, and diverse entertainment it is known for in the region. Vietnam’s central location in Southeast Asia makes it a great hub for visiting nearby destinations like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos or continuing to discover Vietnam in places like Hanoi and H? Long!

Highlights:
  • RMIT Buddy to help you adjust to your school and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Modern university in a bustling city ready to be explored
  • Centrally located for traveling to more of Southeast Asia
  • Art, humanities, and business options for a variety of students
  • Distinct culture with a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, French and American
Location:
Once was called the Pearl of the Far-East, Saigon Gia Dinh (later renamed as Ho Chi Minh City) has never failed that title. Ho Chi Minh City's architecture and lifestyle represent special Vietnamese traits with contemporary touch of American and French characteristics. These days, the city is one of Vietnam's key cultural, trading, and education hubs. And its central location in Southeast Asia is perfect for visiting nearby destinations like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and Malaysia.

For anyone with a passion for food, studying and living in Ho Chi Minh City offers you the opportunity to experience not only Pho (traditional soup) and Com Tam (broken rice) but also many diverse flavors, from restaurant food to street food. In order to experience the best tastes of street food, you need to know the right places, and the easiest way to do that is getting recommendations from your Vietnamese “buddy,” a local student who is matched with you and will help you acclimate to your new home.

Ho Chi Minh is a dynamic city with a variety of entertainment, day and night. Learn about the history of the city by visiting its famous museums, or simply take in the local culture through strolls through the parks or stops at the many coffee shops. The City’s nightlife is thriving as well. From night markets to clubs to street food stalls, you’ll always have something to keep you busy. And, remember, you’re studying in the tropics! Just over an hour’s drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau offers a relaxing experience on the beach.

 
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JWU Academic Planning For This Program

AVAILABLE DATES  *Specific dates and destinations within host web site
Summer 

THE PROGRAM PARTNER - CISabroad
Center for International Studies Abroad (CISabroad) is an organization dedicated to providing innovative education programs that broaden academic perspectives, promote global awareness, and encourage personal development while laying the foundation for participants to become engaged world citizens. Learn more about CISabroad from their web site. On these affiliate programs, CISabroad staff members provide program-specific advising and guidance and answer students' and families' questions about the program details.

ACADEMICS
The specific course descriptions and options are described on the host website.  It is important to plan how the courses abroad will be applied towards your JWU degree.

Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
  • 3 semester credits (4.5 quarter credits)
A list of known credit/course equivalencies is available at the "Courses Offered" link in the fact sheet at the top of this page. If you would like to take courses abroad that do not appear on the list of known credit/course equivalencies, we will help you request a new course equivalency.  You are required to complete a Study Abroad Exchange and Foreign Course Equivalency Form for your academic plan abroad in order to coordinate your plan with Study Abroad and SAS.  Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for assistance in completing and submitting the course equivalency form.

Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule at JWU for a generic "ABRD4180" placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.

Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad.  Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit.  The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.


THE PROCESS
To participate in this program and receive credit toward your JWU degree, you must complete the following steps:
  1. Submit a JWU Study Abroad application by clicking "apply now" at the top or bottom of this page.  Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is submitted.
  2. Study Abroad reviews your JWU application and will "Accept" your application if all minimum eligibility requirements have been met*. (*Final acceptance into the program only comes from the program affiliate partner directly.)
  3. Complete the affiliate partner's application, available on its web site. JWU and the program host have separate application systems.  Please be advised that there may be duplicate information requested.
  4. Make all program payments, such as tuition, directly to JWU.
  5. Follow the instructions of both JWU and the affiliate partner for participation in this program.
  6. Request your official study abroad program transcript be sent to JWU Study Abroad.
ORIENTATION
Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.

Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.

An in-person Study Abroad Retreat is scheduled on each campus with advertised dates, times, and locations to discuss topics relevant to all study abroad programs. 

An in-country Orientation is included upon arrival to your program for on-site information and program reminders.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.